Instructional Design Team

The Instructional Design Team provides a continuum of pedagogical, course design and course development support to TWU instructors. Our interest is helping instructors make strong courses that meet specific learning outcomes and engage students in the learning process. We can brainstorm ideas, design/redesign learning activities, develop assignments and assessments and support course development in a variety of ways. Instructional Designers work alongside faculty and others in the TWU community to answer questions about teaching and learning through one-on-one consultations, small group work, symposia and workshops.



  • Partner with instructors to develop or revise existing courses, lessons, activities, assessments and resources
  • Support faculty in the creation of courses aligned with the Quality Matters rubric and coordinate the formal Quality Matters review process
  • Help faculty write measurable learning objectives and create activities and assessments that align with these objectives
  • Provide support and expertise on a variety of technologies employed in classroom teaching
  • Support faculty and graduate teaching assistants using learner centered course design and offer learner centered feedback in support of stronger course design
  • Offer strategies for creating accessible courses, lessons, activities, assessments and resources
  • Find and investigate tools and techniques to help instructors build stronger courses
  • Support other TWU units needing instructional design support

Faculty Development

  • Research and present locally and nationally on emerging trends in pedagogy and educational technologies
  • Learn and share ideas for using new teaching tools and deploying instructional strategies
  • Create and maintain workshops and programs focused on teaching and learning to address the needs of instructors and students
  • Assist faculty and graduate teaching assistants with transitioning to online teaching
  • Host professional development events with nationally and locally recognized experts in teaching and learning
  • Deliver specialized workshops on teaching in an online environment to adjuncts, teaching assistants and faculty
  • Provide specialized faculty development for programs or departments upon request

Contact Your Instructional Designer

Laura Brown
Instructional Designer III
Dallas Center

Katie Deering
Instructional Designer II 
College of Arts & Sciences and School of Management

Dr. Stacy Greathouse
Instructional Designer II
College of Health Sciences

Amanda Hinson-Enslin
Instructional Designer II
College of Nursing and COPE

Diann Maurer
Instructional Designer III
Denton Campus

Valerie Shapko
Certified Virtual Instructor & Instructional Designer III
Houston Center

Page last updated 8:28 AM, October 29, 2018